Monday, June 20, 2011

Race Car card

Made this card using a freebie from and also using size A6 card from the premium pop up cards from their store.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Fathers day card!

I posted this over at my other blog  But I thought I would share it here too! Since its crafty and all...........
I was feeling a bit crafty today so, I thought I would make my dad his fathers day card. I just LOVE making these cards especially because the whole time I am making it I think about him. See my dad lives about 2200 miles away from me and I miss him soo much. I moved away from home a long time ago, and the one think I miss most about "home" is my dad! He is a simple guy and that is one of the things I love the most about him. He is the type of guy that could tell you everything you need to know without speaking a word. We would sit at the kitchen table for hours not really saying much ( my dads not a big talker) and yet I learned so much. Thank you dad for being you!
Here is a card I know you'll love!

I got this idea from doing a google search for fathers day cards.... Then landing here.....

Thanks for sharing the instructions and the template for this card!! This is soooo my dad!

I have made the fish and the wave into svg's if anyone would like to have it... please feel free to email me. I would be happy to send it to ya.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

A Mothers Fear!

It is sad that in todays world you have to be filled with fear just by sending your children to school!

I am sure some of you, if not all have heard about the teacher arrested for giving her students Chloroform. Well, come to find out now she was making explosives in her classroom!!! WTF???? Why?

Oh, did I mention.... THIS IS THE SCHOOL MY SON ATTENDS!!!!!!!

Lets just say I am very very very very UPSET!

Here is the link if you don't know what I am talking about.

Monday, May 16, 2011

come and visit!

My new blog is moving right along.....I have so much to share. Please stop by and see whats happening between the almond trees.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011


I have created a new blog..... I don't get much time to craft these days. I never knew living in the country was so much work.... and fun. I am always doing something around my house but lately it hasn't been crafting. Sadly :(   I would love to share many things with you but for some reason I didn't really want to post it here. Just feels like this is a crafty only type place. Ya know? Anywayz, If you guys want to see what I am up too then head on over to

I am going to try and post there everyday, just to kinda let you know what I have been up to for the day. I will still post here but only if it is crafty. Then again I just might transfer everything over there. We will see how it goes. Much love to all ( 15) of you that have put up this far with my bad blogging!!!  LOL 

Cya Between the Almond Trees!! 

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Bless our home

Made this using a embroidery ring. I fitted the fabric between the rings and added some cherry blossoms and the bless our home svgs from I entered this in the Cherry blossom challenge over there on their forum. I am sending this to my Mom for Mothers Day!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

B-day Decor and Invite

So I have been a little lazy in posting this, but I am taking time for my crafting today. My Daughters B-day was in Feb.... So a month later isn't tooo bad! haha!
I made the invites to look like concert tickets , printing on both sides. These took a long time but I LOVE the end results! I had to do many many test prints. I am sure there is an easier way to do it but I am not aware of that! LOL  Anywayz~ I love them and she loved them so it was well worth the time.

Then I made her "happy birthday" banner. I made it to match the invites! It was so cool looking I sooo did not want to take it down.
I have the disco ball svg if anyone wants it. Just dont have an account set up so you can DL from my blog. ( someday  hehehe)  Just shoot me an email and I will be glad to sent it to ya.

I made some purple stars to dress up the the shinny star garlin I got at the dollar store. I embossed them with the star folder and colored in all the black parts and also sanded the star to give it a 3d color look.

I am very pleased with this and had a blast making it.    Enjoy!

Feeling Crafty!

Let's see if my mojo is back..........

Friday, March 11, 2011


Ok sooooo, I know I said I was back..... Well, I lied!  LOL  Sorry my faithful readers. Life has just gotten a little hectic. I swear I haven't had time for anything. The kids school events have bben in full swing and we have been "rearranging" a few things around here. I have redone my craft/ work area so hopefully I can get to it a little more often.
My wonderful , loving doggy Zoey decided to get doggy anxiety when we leave and had a field day in my craft area. I lost quiet a bit of stuff and was devastated. To say the least. It was one of those moments that you wished your pet could fully understand you. Other than sit, stay, good girl! LOL  Ugh! 

Anyway, I just wanted to give a quick post and let ya'll know I am still here......sorta!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011


Why isn't there ever enough hours in the day??

Here is my TO DO LIST for today ( ok well this week cuz I know I'll never get it all done today  ~sigh~) 

*20 min training session with dog
*make some coffee filter roses for my house for V~day
*make something to enter for the SVGCUTS.COM/forum Feb challenge
*Finish my daughters wall saying. 
*make some cute decor for her newly painted room ( will post b4 and after pics later) 
*Post b4 and after pics of all the painting I have been doing  
*Post some pics of the birthday bannner I made for my daughters b~day party 
*have another cup of coffee!!!  hehehe
*Post a few things on my other blog  ( 
*figure out what to do with my ribbon
*paint my bathroom
*laundry ( ok this is an everyday thing with my monkeys hehehe) 
*clip the rest of my coupons & organize them
*go crazy  ( oh wait.... I think I have done that one  LOL ) 
*start the process of cleaning up ALL the leaves from fall around my house. Now that it is some what decent outside. ( next week is more rain tho) 

I have so much more to do than that ...... Like daily house cleaning duties and such but I wont bore you with that. I just had to post my to do list here so , well so I dont lose it!!!  LOL  
Anywayz~  What does your to do list look like?

Monday, January 31, 2011

Your Monster love's you!!

This is my entry for the Lettering Delights January Calender challenge. Phew.... I made it! I actually made something and got it in on time. (((( BEE! I did it! I got something creative done!! TY)))))
Hehe  Sorry had to give a little shout out there!  Bee over at let me know about this really cool site! They have everything! Fonts, graphics, svgs! Really great prices too!! So, anyway.... she tells em I better enter cuz my mojo has really been kinda eeh lately and she knew a good challenge would get me going! And she was RIGHT!!  How cute is this!!  I just love this! I have been making my own decor lately and I jsut thought this would be a cute decor for valentines day! I have nothing as far as decor goes for Valentines day so this little frame is exactly what I needed!  I have all kinds of little ideas in my head now..... LOL  However, I have a birthday party for my turning 12 year old daughter this weekend and I have to make decorations for that still!   Yikes!! I need to get in gear!!!  

I used some cute valentines paper that was so kindly sent to me by a sweet little Bee! I added some glitter to a couple of the hearts. I gave the calender some demention with pop dots, glued some ribbon across the front and clipped some svgs from LD free Monsters Love svg set! 
The frame use to be a solid white but I took a nail file thingy ( those 4 sided foam ones) to it and distressed it! 


Monday, January 24, 2011

Welcome gift from ColorBok

I signed up for ColorBok awhile ago and they sent me a FREE welcome gift! YAY! I get so excited when I can get cheap or free crafty items! What is the Colorbok Bok Club? It’s a group of consumers (like me) who are active paper crafters & scrapbookers. From time to time we give them feedback on various topics related to papercrafting and other crafts including feedback on new products, designs and merchandising in exchange they offer tons of prizes and giveaways.

Over the weekend the UPS man showed up with a box. I couldn’t figure out what it was, I thought I know I have requested some samples but NO WAy they could of come that fast! I was surprised to see that it was my free gift for signing up with the Colorbok Bok Club. I am in love with this gorgeous 12x12 paper pack that they sent me. It’s called Truffle and it has the paper, stickers and punchouts. I am not sure where you can sign up to get your free gift but I am going to look into it. As son as I find the link I will post it. But it does pay to sign up for free stuff! Cuz sometimes you get really cool stuff!! Hmmm.... what to make with it now.......

Monday, January 17, 2011

Country Wreath

I have been "country~fying my photo frames and decorating my fireplace mantel. I made this "country wreath" to go with my frames.
For the wreath I used ;
svgcuts  Birds and Birdhouses collection
I got this collection a while ago and haven't had a chance to use it. I embossed the houses and birds, gave'em a little ink and wa~la!
I used a free rose svg file from pennyduncancreations ( ty Penny)   ( you have to scroll down a bit to find them)
I had some other little trinkets from my mom and SIL so I used those.

I just added things as I went and somethings worked and somethings didn't but over all I like how it turned out.
I also clipped some thin branches from the trees and put them in my vase I have had forever and just couldn't figure out what to put in it. I think this is perfect!!!!  I also made a couple coffee filter roses ( coffee color) and add them to it as well!!!   LOVE IT!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

OMGosh! I won blog candy!!!!

I am so stinking excited right now!!  I just won my very first ever blog candy over at     YAY!!!!   I cant wait to get it!   ahhhhhh.....  I am just tickled pink!!  


Wednesday, January 12, 2011

From boring To adorable!

Here is another frame I just had to add a little something too!  I am just loving the ways these frames are coming out!!! I think I have a style going here with this twine stuff. I love that it gives it a kinda country feel. And since I live in the country .....hey! I gets it fits right in!!  
This is a pic of my hubby and the kiddos a few years ago! They were messing around and I just happen to capture this cute shot!